20 LG V10 interface features that enrich the day-to-day Android experience


LG's V10 is certainly among the "surprise devices" that came out in 2015. Not because it's a premium phablet by LG, but because of its funky experimental feature – the secondary anways-on screen (also called "ticker"), used to display notifications and app shortcuts. The manufacturer also explored a slightly different take on design language and materials, with stainless steel bars running along the sides of the handset and giving it a very sturdy feel, while the phone's shape is flat and large – something we haven't seen from LG's top-tier handsets in a while.

The V10 also has a slightly touched-up UI – very similar to the LG UX found on the flagship G4, but with a couple of new options to accommodate the V10's features, and to slightly better the user experience. The LG skin on top of Android sometimes gets flak for being feature-packed and heavy – something that Samsung's TouchWiz is also famous for – but just like how Samsung's interface got lighter and much, much faster this year, we have to say – the V10 is quite stable and snappy in its own right. A feature-packed interface shouldn't really be synonymous with "bloat and lag”, and, for this past 2015, we certainly feel that a lot of the top smartphone makers out there did hit the nail on the head when it comes to enhancing the Android experience, without hampering its flow.

So, we decided to make a little list. It contains all of the little (and maybe not so little) hardware and software features that made our day-to-day experience with the LG V10 as a main driver better, easier, or just more interesting than a vanilla Android handset would be. Features so well placed that we are quick to get used to them, and anyone who makes a jump from an LG V10 to a stock Android device will miss.

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  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(12h 3G talk time)

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37 Comments

1. theo14461 unregistered

This device beats out the Samsungs. Good job LG.

3. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Lol, u haven't used note edge right ;p

26. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Note's get laggy and slow. I just used my mate's Note 4 and damn that thing is slow. I didn't tell him as it would embarrass him. Nexus all day, EVERY DAY. Or Sony lol!

29. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Here you are with this bulls**t again. Take your spam elsewhere.

41. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

The truth isn't spam. Don't be so upset your family company Samsung can't optimise. LOL!

34. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

I am sure that you use fake note 4... My galaxy note 4 is still great...

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The only thing that beats the Galaxy S, and Note series, are the new Galaxy Street and Note series.

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

LG take Samsung features and give them a new name, this has been a fact for years.

17. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Agreed. Samsung 2015 phones are ALL FAILURES.

21. BobLawblaw unregistered

Are you still here you bellend?

19. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I wish. Nexus phones had a calc. History...one day.

30. Elfmonster unregistered

Totally. LG is hungry. Samsung is hubris.

35. iM2.0

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

But it doesn't "beat out" the iPhone 6s series!

2. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Or u can change the title to "20 LG V10 interface features that were available in Note Edge"

4. TheYellowFlash

Posts: 45; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

Great! Now make 5.2" version with SD820 and i'm sold

20. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Better yet: get LG G2 screen to body ratio: (over 75%) improved camera, same or slighty bigger battery including microSD in a light profile with a great calibrated display running the fabled S820 and now...I am sold.

5. jellmoo

Posts: 2645; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

And yet the device received a score of 7 for some bizarre reason...

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15. Really!? I keep getting amazed by all the handy features stock android lacks...almost as boring limited as stock iOS. Cyanogen OS (stable builds) is what stock Android should at least be IMO. 11. That's really neatly integated. I use a discontinued, but thankfully still compatible, app called Mime-O clipboard manager. It's handy for clipboard history management and it brings the so needed Text-to-Speech (from anywhere) feature I liked in stock iOS to my OnePlus One...haven't seen anything that comes close to replacing...any ideas? 14. Very neat and much better than a notification LED...that's one of the uses Samsung's edge screens should be used for...if not already being done. 16. I bought an OTG ZaZaremote IR Blaster for this use case... Very amazing feature set LG has packed into this SmartPhone...yet iphonearena had the audacity to rate it a 7.

31. Elfmonster unregistered

Agreed. I'm beginning to think android vanilla purposely screws up little things, like having to double work the notification shade, just to give phone companies something to fix.

9. Eraman

Posts: 164; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

BlackBerry's work wide. BlackBerry's keyboard. BlackBerry's apps monitor. BlackBerry's etc... :3

10. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

A true beast of a phone! I've been enjoying mine immensely.

11. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Actually left the S6 Edge Plus for the V10.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

BD what are the highlights of the V10?

33. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Digging the secondary screen. It's actually not a gimmick. My most used apps like messaging, BBM and Google Now occupy are up there for convenience. The camera is the best on mobile. Bar none. I take an insane amount of pictures now and video. That rugged back design is awesome to me. Dropped my phone a few times with no scratches whatsoever. Never was one for selfies but that double camera duo has me taking plenty of selfies with the Wife. Battery came brand new out the box so you definitely have to "train" it. First two days my battery life was horrible. Now I'm getting about 8-9 hours with moderate to heavy use. And standby time is at about 10-12 hours. Took it off the charger this morning at about 7am. It's 6:12pm now and I'm at 44% with moderate use. It's no Note 5 with battery life but it's good enough for me. Using it with my Nexus 6. Makes an awesome combo. Oh!... That HiFi audio is awesome!

12. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Lol...

14. yurajsiki

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

Nice job lg

15. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

LG has done a really good job with the v10 even with the SD808 it still runs smoothly and multitasking is wonderful

16. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

Does V10 or Nnote 5 deserves to replace my G3?

22. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

If you were generally happy with G3, then V10. If you want something different, then Note 5.

23. srk_s_rao unregistered

Definitely V10, don't be fooled by fan boys, like me. After my G2, I bought a Note 4. There is nothing special except the pen. Now I am quite ok, because I flashed MIUI v7. Still the IR is white elephant, you can't program it. since I don't have branded TVs, A/Cs...

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